In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Brian Dodd who serves as the Director of New Ministry Relationships for Injoy Stewardship Solutions where they help churches fully fund their mission and vision. During this conversation, Brian emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and curiosity in leadership, advising leaders to ask the second and third questions of everything to gain deeper insights and implications for application. They also touch on the topics of failure, personal growth, and self-leadership.
“Everybody’s a leader. Because if nothing else, you got to practice self-leadership. So, everybody’s a leader, and everybody can get better as a leader.” – Brian Dodd
“Failure is a data point to learn from. That’s the way you need to view failure. If the failure is not fatal, it’s just a data point to learn from.” – Brian Dodd
“If you’re a leader and you’re not reading books, I can’t help you. It is easily the best return on investment that a person can make.” – Brian Dodd
“Work on leadership development, but also work equally hard on leader development so that when you become the person in public that God wants you to be, you have the character to sustain it.” – Brian Dodd
“There will come countless times in your marriage that there will be a disagreement or an argument. Your job during those times is not to try to win the argument and not to try to prove your point. Your job is to take responsibility, the blame, and the responsibility so that your relationship with your bride can be restored.” – Brian Dodd
“When you’re creating content, whether it be a sermon, a Sunday school lesson, small group content, or anything of that nature; if you make it about the other person, God will honor that and make it more effective than anything you’ve done previously.” – Brian Dodd